Russian beatmaker 813 first showed off his ability to blend sugar coated, instrumental hip-hop with experimental electronic music on a few of our Jeffree’s releases last year. 813 is back with a brand new EP called “Body Race” which is set to release next Monday, June 1st. Prepare to get your body racin’ by previewing the EP on Soundcloud now!
Last week we gave Mad Decent Premium members an exclusive download of Triple Shadow EP by Dabow. Now we are unleashing it as a free download for everyone.
Emerging out of the dub step world, Dabow is the the hip-hop influenced side project of DJ/producer Wobad. He’s received support from the likes of Brillz, Dubloadz, Herobust and more. Get a taste of this young producer’s creative style by downloading it exclusively via Mad Decent Premium on Drip.fm!
01 Be Decent
02 Triple Shadow (feat. Kstylis)
03 1, 2, 3
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Many times, music is about timing.About these perfect moments when a culture, a generation, and a monetary reality collide with or without the help of a marketing strategy to make styles or genres relevant.
However, many of these times, music also comes from deep inside of an artist’s soul, with no interest but to share creativity, a message or art.
Today’s post will try to converge these 2 worlds: Artistic beauty & sonic relevance.
Because of our blog schedule we couldn’t premiere it on the same day as Vice, but our first guest Noah Slee from New Zealand, was raised on a diet of funk, soul, blues and rock, Noah has clearly taken a page from the great Afro-American songbook. But rather than riding waves of retro, his is an urge to explore uncharted territory.
Via SoundCloud he connected with Kreuzberg production team Kitschkrieg and they quickly bonded over a shared love for timeless songwriting and future-minded beats.
To compensate, Mad Decent gets the exlsuive premiere for one of the remixes from Berlin-based producers NGHT DRPS (Through MySpeakers), “Can’t Let Go” is a first taste of what to expect: the story of a much-travelled man and natural born music maker, constantly looking for that bittersweet spot where sounds collide and collapse to reveal pure beauty.
Our second guest are a familiar name for the dark bass scene: ILLUMINVTY has released their brilliant new track, which sounds like if die artwoord meets mr carmack and Linkin’ park.
Last but not least, Alina Baraz shows us how it is done.
Did you miss Diplo’s 2 hour mix on Diplo & Friends earlier this month? Don’t worry if you did – the Mad Decent boss man has been kind enough to upload the full show on to his Soundcloud page for your listening pleasure. The mix includes Diplo’s favorite tracks from Autoerotique, Brenmar, TWRK, Ape Drums, Jaykode and much more. Full stream and tracklist are below and on Soundcloud!
Chocolate Puma – I Wanna Be You (Bart B More Remix)
AUTOEROTIQUE – light that ass
Autoerotique & Max Styler – Badman (Torro Torro Remix)
Valentino Khan – Deep Down Low
MERCER – Straight Up
Oliver Heldens – Bunny Dance
Disclosure – Bang That
GTA x Wuki x Daft Pernk – I JUST WERK (GTA EDITZ)
Jack ü – Take U There (TJR’s Breaks-n-Bounce VIP dmx)
The Wizard Ft. Nyanda – Like A Pro (Dubbel Dutch Remix)
Brenmar – Hula Hoop feat. Uniiqu3
RackNRuin – Slow Down
Sleepy Tom – Champions
Magnetic Man – I Need Air
Big Sean x Drake – BLESSINGS_(Party Favor Flip)
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Giveafaux Bootleg)
GAIA_SQUAT SONG_(Feat. DumbBlonde)
Major Lazer – Night Riders
Kito & Reija Lee x Trinidad James Females Welcomed x Sweet Talk
AV av av av – All Good
Kreesha Turner Ft. T.O.K – Sexy Gal
The Hood Internet – 2 Years On (Tinashe vs Oliver)
TWRK – Helicopter
Robs & Duke – Whine Up (Love Taps Remix)
Quickie Mart – Work (Smookie Illson Remix)
TV Noise – Tell Me
Lucky Charmes – Skank
Beatmaster Clay D & The Get Funky Crew – Do Your Duty (Keith MacKenzie and Fixx Remix)
Spekktrum – Babylon Bass (Spookz Remix)
ALVARO – Strawberry Cake
ARMIN VAN BUUREN x MERCER – Ping Pong (Late Night Edition)
Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo (Francis Mercier & Posse RMX _ Short Edit) – 11A
The Voyagers Ft. Haris – A Lot Like Love (Oliver Heldens Vs. The Voyagers Edit)
Switch x Jerimih ‘F U All The Time’
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)
The Weeknd – Often (NSFW) (Cazzette Bootleg)
Aluna George – Your Drums, Your Love (Duke Dumont Remix)
Toyboy & Robin – Jaded
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub III)
Zeds Dead x Oliver Heldens – U No
Diplo – Revolution (Absence Remix)
The Vandal Squad – Cashmere (Original Mix)
Keith Ape – It G Ma (LUCA LUSH Remix)
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
FTV x KMV (Jauz x Kendrick)
Major Lazer – Lean On Malaa Remix
Jack – Ü Feat. AlunaGeorge – To Ü (Bart B More Bootleg)
Tim Berg – Seek Bromance – Jerome Price Remix
henry krinkle- stay (justin martin remix)
Machel Montano & Sean Paul ft. Major Lazer – One Wine
Yellow Claw – General (ft. Kemist)
Ape Drums – Worl’ Boss Ft. Vybz Kartel (VIP)
TRILL ZILLA – SWRV (Original Mix)
Splurt – OMW2SYG
JayKode – Dream Lover
CHI CHI MAN TWERK Sh*t
Jack U – Mind (feat. Kai)
Ellie Goulding – Burn (STYLE ONE TRAP REMIX)
Carnage – Like Tuh (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN)
Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)
We’re BACK this weekend with new mixes from Michna and one of our Diplo & Friends resident DJs, Melé! Born Adrian Yin Michna, DJ/producer Michna combines instrumental hip-hop, electro, and uptempo synth styles. Founder of the DJ collective Secret Frequency Crew, Michna got his start in NYC and has gone on to work with the likes of Diplo, Bonde do Rolê, the record label Ghostly and more. He’s also co-produced music for a number of films, commercials, video games and popular TV shows such as HBO’s Silicon Valley. Melé is known for combining his own unique style of euphoric high-octane dance music with sounds from the UK underground and hip hop from across the Atlantic. Beyond Diplo & Friends, Melé has garnered radio play by some of BBC Radios biggest players: Annie Mac, Mista Jam, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and Toddla T. He’s also been championed by the likes of Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Shy FX to name a few and, in addition to his own original tracks, performed official remixes for Disclosure, Wretch 32, Lianne LaHavas, Surkin and Gucci Mane.
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Stream tracks by Michna and Melé below:
Every artist will have a different story about Creative Process. For some it becomes as easy as getting inspired by anything, while for others the actual motivation, might require not only a gargantuan amount of thought, but also logistics and great timing.
In the digital era, Creative Process may cost an artist ‘relevance’ if he or she decides to take a hiatus or focus in doing a completely new artistic direction, perhaps, redefining his own sound or actually pursuing a new signature of style.
Today’s post we welcome again one of the most active players in the early moombahton era as well as being the link between 3Ball prehispanico and Bass for most of the music blogs.
Mexican Producer, Javier Estrada.
We also say good bye to one legendary Bass act from Germany called Hat+Hoodie, who at some point was one of the few ones leading the Bass tropical scene in Europe alongside Schlachthofbronx. H+H decided to call it quits, and hopefully we will be hearing about his new artistic endeavors very soon.
Let’s begin with Javier Estrada, who after storming the world with his unique style and getting features in every single bass blog, decided to take a release hiatus, and focus his energy on building a presence in Mexican club scene. Time passed by and now Javier returns with a great 13 track album called Fenix, doing remixes and collaborations with A Tribe Called Red, Boogat, Evdi Sound and many more.
On Fenix we will find a mature sound, still very explosive, and a freshly reminder on why Javier at some point was the only person Diplo followed on his own SC.
Download the 13 track album for FREE >>>right here<<<
Also dropping a great Bass track with Miami’s Evdi Sound called Enrolo Uno
Or a Pow WoW, meets Cuban Orisha’s bass with some Jungle Terror
Moving to our second guest of today.
Now, this is a great way to say good bye.
As mentioned before, H+H final EP makes it to Mad Decent. More Fyah is a fierce, heavy, and overall, very bouncy display of German Bass that has been set for Free download as well courtesy of UK’s Club Popozuda.
Next in line comes from Mixcloud. Stunning. Impressive. and sadly, overlooked releases from the guys of Zlow & Low, who are the only ones keeping the Zouk Bass movement alive with additions from all over the planet.
Kill Dance Move from Sweden shows us how the slow-mo is done
ZLOW & LOW- DANCE KILL MOVE //003 by Zlow & Low on Mixcloud
While all the way from Moscow, Chuck Upbeat proves why he is the latest addition to Buraka’s som sistema ENCHUFADA label
ZLOW & LOW- CHUCK UPBEAT //004 by Zlow & Low on Mixcloud
And Last but not least, from Mexico, Pa Kongal bringing some latin flavor to the zouk & Bass game
ZLOW & LOW – PA KONGAL //005 by Zlow & Low on Mixcloud